PAST EXHIBIT: 175 Years of Antoine’s Restaurant


On Display through June, 2015

As we celebrate the 175th anniversary of Antoine's Restaurant at Southern Food and Beverage Museum with "175 Years of Antoine's," we invite all those with a guilty conscience who may have taken a keepsake here and there in remembrance of their remarkable experience at that French Creole culinary landmark to return it to the Museum! Bring it along with a story of how it came to be in your possession, and no questions asked!

Antoine's restaurant is the oldest family-owned, continuously operating business in the United States. It originated Oysters Rockefeller and invented the word appetizer. The exhibit features portraits, artifacts and stories about the venerable restaurant.

With its Amnesty Program, the restaurant plans to feature some of the most interesting stories and artifacts on its website throughout 2015. Whether it's an old all-French menu, an oyster fork, a napkin or a demitasse cup, bring it in person to the Museum, more information on the Amnesty Program, visit here. See photos of the opening of the exhibit here on Facebook. All photos are courtesy of Stephen Binns.